It has been almost a year since Touch n’ Go introduces the RFID system. Touch ‘n Go has launched many fitment centres all around Malaysia. This is where you can bring your vehicle to get the RFID tag fixed. Later on, Plus has announced that it will be rolling out the RFID payment system via the TNG RFID.
Now, we have official information from the TNG CEO himself saying that TNG RFID will be available at these following toll plazas on 1st of January 2020.
- Kempas (NSE)
- Perling (Linkedua)
- Lima Kedai (Linkedua)
- Tanjung Kupang (Linkedua)
- Mambau (SPDH)
- Lukut (SPDH)
- Jambatan Pulau Pinang
- Lunas (BKE)
- Kubang Semang (BKE)
- Jitra (NSE)
Well, this is not even half of the tolls. According to TNG, it will be rolling out the RFID payment system for the remaining 83 toll plazas starting 1st of April 2020. All you need to do in order to use the RFID lane is to make sure there is either sufficient money in your eWallet or enable the auto-reload feature. Touch ‘n Go has introduced this new auto-reload feature where once you connect your debit or credit card to the app, it will automatically reload it whenever you use the tool.
In case you are wondering, the ancient Touch ‘n Go card and the SmartTAG are still available to use in all highway toll plazas. So you don’t have to worry about it. Just to give you all heads up that PLUS highways have removed the “tambah nilai” counter throughout Malaysia. You might need to go to the reloading machine to top up your touch n go card. If you want to avoid all this hassle then probably, you should get your vehicle fixed with RFID tag. Now, it is very simple, you don’t have to bring any of the car documents before walking-in to the fitment centre. Check this out here on how.
Did you know Malaysia is not the first country to adopt the RFID payment system for the toll plazas? Apart from Malaysia, our neighbour country Singapore has already implemented this system a long time ago. Now, PLUS is taking a huge step forward to implement the Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) payment system. This means, one day there wouldn’t be any toll booths along the road. Both TNG and PLUS believes this could really curb the congestion issues in Malaysia highways especially during festival season.